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Students in the Interdisciplinary Social Psychology Program

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Research interests

Mauricio Alvarez

Intergroup relations, decision-making, religion, law

Megan Armstrong

Psychology and Law

Valarie J. Heaton-Bell

Language/Pragmatics and the Law; False Confessions; Police interrogations; detection of deception; investigative interviewing, including Child Sexual Abuse protocols; Police decision making & misconduct; prosecutorial misconduct; police psychology

Randal D. Brown

Sexual risk-taking behaviors, communication within intimate relationships, and issues of gender and sexual orientation.

Julie Chomos

Psychology and Law - Primarily interested in decision making processes

Jordan D. Clark

Social Cognition and quantitative psychology

Marisa Crowder

Cultural Psychology

Laura Davidson

K-12 education, cultural identification and its effect on
behavior, research methods, adolescent social and
academic development

Bret Davis

Physical Attraction, Relationship Initiation, Relationship Commitment, Sexual Attitudes, Gender Roles, and Attitude Function


Alicia DeVault

Psychology and the Law; jury decision making, in-group/out-group bias

Michael J. Doane

Social Psychology of Religion, Religion and Well-being/Health, Secular Identities, and Close Relationships

Ryan Erhart

Intersection of qualitative and quantitative methods; stereotyping and prejudices, cutlure, identity, immigration and religion

Aubrey Etopio

Health Communication, humor, health decision making, coping strategies

Zebbedia G. Gibb

Attitude change, attitude transmission, continuation and effect of group norms on individual behavior/attitudes, cyberbulling and cyber aggressive behaviors in college

Matt Ghiglieri

Psychology and law (interrogations, jury decision making)

Kimberly Greenman

Effects of Budgeting, Micro Loans in Developing Countries, Education

Michael Kwiatkowski

Deception, suspicion, communication, conflict, Internet

Barbara Larsen

Multi-method research approaches: The intersection of
qualitative and quantitative methods. Development of applied
research. Trauma, Terrorism, Genocide, Conflict Resolution,
Human Rights, Health and Justice

Brian Lee

Law and Religion, Social Justice, Self-Control, Psychological factors pertaining to recidivism



Val Lykes

Gender roles and inequality, motivation and the psychology
of money and happiness, religion in a social psychology
context, romantic/interpersonal relationships, self-esteem,
and health psychology (in particular stress related studies).

Pete Martini

Social psychology of education; political psychology; identity (race, gender, sexuality)

Lisa Maletsky

Intersection of social psychology and health; health policy agendas/framing; strategic planning and evaluation of programs; and health disparities

Christine McDermott

Psychology and Law

Aaron McVean

Culture, inter-group relations, social cognition, social identity,
social inequality

Dara E. Naphan

Transition experiences from the U.S. military to civilian life for combat and non-combat veterans; U.S. attitudes toward veterans, U.S. military, and U.S. military conflicts; Gender differences in lifetime traumatic events, social support and suicidal behavior; The effects of social comparisons on levels of personal and collective self-esteem

Kevin Kiwon Park

Eyewitness memory, deception detection, sexual/partner/and domestic violence

Joshua Padilla

Social identity, attitude change

Lindsay Perez

Psychology and Law, Jury Decision-Making, and Immigration Issues (related to social justice)



Janice Russell

Feminist psychology, vicim blame as it pertains to female
victims of sexual assault

Lorie Sicafuse

Psychology and Law, juvenile justice, gender, health psychology



Rebecca Thomas

Law, Deviance, Gender



J.Guillermo Villalobos

Psychology and Law, Language and Framing Effects, Decision-Making, Social Inequality, Intergroup Relations.





Logan Yelderman

Intersection of psychology, the law, and religion



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